Vacationing as a Local in Bali

Located in the Bali village of Kedewatan, is the Amandari resort. Comprised of 30 standalone villas with thatched roofs, the resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village, making guests feel at home.

The villas, which are made of coconut wood and teak, overlook paddy fields and the Ayung River gorge, giving guests a tranquil vacation.

From dining in a restaurant overlooking the swimming pool, enjoying outdoor yoga and tennis, to relaxing at the Amandari Spa, the resort offers many amenities to help their guests experience the cultural richness of the village.

Inside the Recently Purchased Home of Scott Disick

With views of Catalina Island, Los Angeles and the canyons, it is no wonder that Scott Disick recently purchased a 4,095 square foot mansion in Beverly Hills. 

With a purchase price of $3.69 million, the five-bedroom home is stunningly beautiful both inside and out.

The mansion boasts new plank-wood floors and a brand-new master bathroom, which includes both a steam shower and Calacatta gold marble countertops, making this a favorite room in the home.

The floor-to-ceiling windowed walls in the sleek, open kitchen pave way to a saltwater pool and spa in the backyard, creating the ultimate relaxation spot. 

What is your favorite feature of this Beverly Hills mansion?

Clean Lines in the Kitchen

The kitchen has long been a room in your home that brings your family and friends together, but most of that stems from having a kitchen that is beautiful and welcoming. More often than not, homeowners dream of their perfect kitchen, and quite frequently they choose the style and freshness of clean lines in kitchen and cabinetry design. The simple lines bring a sophisticated and modern appearance to your kitchen through the use of minimal cabinetry hardware, and simple and sleek appliances and cabinets.

To get the “clean lines” look, consider appliances that appear minimalistic and that can serve multiple purposes, such as an all-in-one oven. One of the biggest requirements of having a kitchen with clean lines and a simple design is to avoid clutter, making it key to store items in cabinets and not leaving them on the counters. 

A kitchen with clean lines might appear to be dull, but you can easily bring texture and energy to your space by adding décor pieces such as bright flowers and a bowl of fresh fruit. These simple touches can bring color and character to your kitchen while still keeping it crisp and clean.

 What do you love the most about kitchens with simple and clean lines?

Grey - The Hot Neutral

Often mistaken for being cold, dreary, uninviting and dull, is the color grey. Chances are that if these are the attributes that you relate with grey, then it’s a good bet that you are not using the color to its best use. When used correctly, grey can bring a soothing, fresh and happy atmosphere to your home.
While neutrals will always be a safe choice when it comes to home decorating, grey will be the hot neutral for 2015. The versatile color works great as a backdrop for your walls, as it pairs perfectly with a wide selection of accent colors.
A very light shade of grey works beautifully with white, ranging from white trim to white décor and white furniture. The use of two lighter colors will bring brightness to your home that doesn’t require excessive windows or additional lighting.

Colors of light blues and sea greens add dimension to your space, making the room feel warm and light. Using different shades of grey, such as silver, steel and charcoal can add a hint of edge and depth, without being overwhelmingly dark.

What is your favorite shade of grey?